The healthcare system seems to be accidentally punishing me for its own failures
I ended up taking the topamax last night like Im supposed to, but I cut it in half so I only took 25mgs instead of 50mgs. Thats what I used to take. Im not sure when it was increased. Im feeling much better today. I was taken off Hydroxizine so I have nothing for anxiety but then my dad filled the prescription anyways because he never asks what they are at the pharmacy. So I have a full bottle of hydroxizine and having panic attacks, my dad said to just throw it away if Im not supposed to take it anymore.
I told my psychiatrist I was having side effects and he said well take the topamax only at night and thats the only way we’ll know–then get back to me in a few months and we can change it—so Im stuck confused and upset. I dont want to switch to in person visits, if I leave the non profit practice Im at I will end up on a 6 month waiting list to get back in to see someone for these 5 min phone calls to refill prescpriptions. The only other psychiatrist in the area kicks you out from their system its a private clinic if you miss more than 3 appointments a year. And West Virginia is having a mental health service worker shortage…thats what I was told…because the telehealth psychiatrists for unicare wouldnt accept me as a new patient. They said they were not accepting new patients specifically from WV.
But Medcaid is a federally funded program so that makes no sense…I have a Federal Medicaid case worker and a state Medicaid Case worker thats what I was told…now they want to discriminate against me and also they want to try me on this cpap back order stuff again my dad said they’re not getting the loaner that I was able to get if theres a shortage of CPAP machines how come I was able to get one the day I was released from the ER somethins just not adding up this is BS. F corporations its all about money and control.